Hi, I’m Johanna. In 2016 I recovered from a debilitating condition which left me housebound for several months. But through it all, I learned the importance of the little things in life and that the zest for life can always be rediscovered. My aim is to raise awareness about mysterious/chronic illnesses similar to what I had and about the treatment programme which was life-changing for me. After bringing our son Gigi home from India in 2018, I also hope to raise awareness about adoption.
Where it all started
2015 was the year that I went from being a happy newly-wed athlete – keeping busy but loving life – to being barely able to function. After almost a year I learned that this was due to limbic system impairment: the malfunctioning of a complex set of structures in the brain. This impairment manifested as numerous food sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple chemical sensitivity (more details about my health journey here).
A second chance at life
I recovered fully thanks to Annie Hopper’s dynamic neural retraining system (DNRS) programme (more details about the programme here). I feel so lucky to be being given a second chance at life as I have started to appreciate everything so much more than ever before and I know there was no way I would have been able to become a mother without this programme. The support I received throughout my illness from my husband Dermot, family, friends, boss and colleagues was overwhelming. So things might have been challenging in 2015, but it doesn’t matter. Love and hope are in reality all that matter.
Helping you to follow your happiness path & rediscover your zest for life
I would like to share my journey in this blog in the hope of helping you to live a happier life, wherever your journey may take you. I also hope that it might help to raise awareness about mysterious/chronic illnesses similar to mine and about the treatment programme which gave me my life back. If I could help other people find a way to overcome what I know to be such a devastating and debilitating impairment, it would make me feel that every step of my difficult journey was worthwhile. Having brought our son Gigi home from India in 2018, I also hope to raise awareness about adoption.
Please join me
So I invite you to join me on my journey. And I hope to be able to help you live a happier life through the things I learned as I recovered and rediscovered my zest for life. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via e-mail. It’s quick, easy, and you can unsubscribe at any time. It would make my day if you share your journey with me and the Road to Zest community and let us know how things are going for you. You can also contact me via e-mail or follow me on Facebook.